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DC Small Businesses Recognized, Celebrated

EnviRelation was this year’s winner of the Business Plan Competition:

A $100,000 Prize and an inspiring keynote address headlined the 3rd Annual Small Business Awards today sponsored by the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP).

Andrew Florance, Founder, Director, President & CEO of CoStar Group, Inc , the soon to be District-based real estate information leader, delivered the program’s stirring keynote address before an audience of 170 business and political leaders.  Florance spoke about the importance of this city as both a place to foster small business and leverage the federal nexus. Florance was introduced by Deputy Mayor Valerie Santos who praised his commitment to DC.

The presenting of the $100,000 Business Plan Competition Prize was the capstone of the morning program as EnviRelation, a local food waste recycling company, took the stage as this year’s winner.  In addition to being eligible for a $100,000 CAPCO investment, EnviRelation will receive $10,000 in pro-bono legal advice from Venable, LLP.  EnviRelation follows in the footsteps of the 2009 Business Plan Competition winner, Affinity Lab, who used the investment to open a second shared work space venture.

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Affinity Lab Wins Premier Plan Business Competition

Enhanced Capital Partners and Advantage Capital Partners, DC CAPCO investment firms, awarded the winner of the PremierPlan business plan competition, Affinity Lab, $100,000:

Enhanced Capital, a national private investment firm participating in the District’s CAPCO program, is happy to announce that Affinity Lab is the winner of the 1st Annual PremierPlan business plan competition. Enhanced Capital, in conjunction with Advantage Capital Partners, awarded Affinity Lab with a $100,000 check at the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) 2009 Small Business Awards and PremierPlan Business Plan Competition dinner.

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